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A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Kueter was a runner up at the Fargo junior freestyle nationals in the summer of 2021. Kueter has won at just about every level he has competed at to date. As a youth, Kueter won titles at tournaments such as Winter nationals, the Iowa youth super regional #4, and the Iowa AAU kids state championship. Kueters success showed at the middle school level as well with titles at tournaments such as the Iowa junior high state tournament, and the Iowa/USA state championship.

  1. UWW U20 World Championships Match Notes - Day 2

    UWW U20 World Championships Match Notes - Day 2

    Aug 16, 2022

    The United States has a big session on the second day of action at the U20 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Three Americans are wrestling for gold and one for bronze. That's in addition to two semifinal matches prior to that. Keep up-to-date with all the action beginning at 9:45 a.m. Eastern.
  2. UWW U20 World Championships Match Notes - Day 1

    UWW U20 World Championships Match Notes - Day 1

    Aug 15, 2022

    The United States men's freestyle team is off to a fast start at the UWW U20 World Championships with four of five wrestlers reaching the semifinals. Keep up to date with our live blog with action beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern.
  3. 2022 U20 World Championships Men's Freestyle Recap

    2022 U20 World Championships Men's Freestyle Recap

    Aug 15, 2022

    Greetings from lovely Sofia, Bulgaria. We're recapping the men's freestyle action at the U20 World Championships and there is quite a bit of action to cover. For a running tally of American results, skip to the very end of this article.
  4. U20 Men's Freestyle Day 1 Bracket Rapid Reactions

    U20 Men's Freestyle Day 1 Bracket Rapid Reactions

    Aug 14, 2022

    The first day of wrestling at the U20 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria starts tomorrow, which means we all get to feast our eyes on glorious brackets today!
  5. Meet The U17 & U20 World Teams

    Meet The U17 & U20 World Teams

    Jun 13, 2022

    Below are our world team members in all three styles for the upcoming U17 (Cadet) World Championships, to be held in Rome, Italy from July 25-31, and the U20 (Junior) World Championships, to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from August 15-21.
  6. The Top Potential Matches At U20 World Team Trials

    The Top Potential Matches At U20 World Team Trials

    Jun 2, 2022

    One of my favorite age-level tournaments of the year has arrived - the Junior World Team Trials. The nation’s best high school upperclassmen and college underclassmen putting it on the line for a chance to represent their country overseas.
  7. US Open: U20 Ultimate Preview & Predictions

    US Open: U20 Ultimate Preview & Predictions

    Apr 28, 2022

    U20 Nationals (formerly known as UWW Junior Nationals) is one of my favorite age-level tournaments every year. The top high school upperclassmen get to test themselves against the best first or second year college guys who are often hungry to compete coming out of redshirt. It's the first step in making the Junior World Team as the winner of this event will earn an automatic berth to the best-of-three wrestle-off series against the World Team Trials challenge tournament champion in June.
  8. Triple-Digit Ranked High Schoolers Headed To u17 Trials & u20 Open

    Triple-Digit Ranked High Schoolers Headed To u17 Trials & u20 Open

    Apr 26, 2022

    the U20 division at the US Open attracts some of the most ambitious high schoolers and young college wrestlers, and the U17 World Team Trials are one of the pinnacles in the sport. As a result, more than 100 ranked high school wrestlers will be in action in Las Vegas this weekend. Check out the ranked wrestlers and their full fields below.
  9. Elite 8 Duals Will Shake Up National Rankings

    Elite 8 Duals Will Shake Up National Rankings

    Apr 1, 2022

    The Elite 8 Duals are kicking off freestyle season in a big way. Eight loaded teams will descend on the south to battle in freestyle dual meet pool competition on Saturday and an 8-team bracket on Sunday. Every weight has the potential to impact the rankings, but there are some especially fascinating potential matchups.
  10. 170+ Ranked Wrestlers In State Championship Action

    170+ Ranked Wrestlers In State Championship Action

    Feb 17, 2022

    This weekend is the pinnacle of the high school season in nearly half the states in the Union. All that wrestling action means over 170 nationally ranked or Honorable Mention wrestlers are in action. Check out the full list of ranked competitors here in alphabetical order by state.
  11. All The Nationally Ranked Wrestlers In Iowa This Weekend

    All The Nationally Ranked Wrestlers In Iowa This Weekend

    Feb 14, 2022

    It's State Championship week in Iowa, and the Hawkeye State's best are getting ready to do battle. Plenty of the qualifiers in the field have already seen success on a national stage. Iowa boasts double-digit wrestlers who are top-twenty in the nation, and over 30 who are Honorable Mention or better. The complete list below is broken down by classification.
  12. Top Upperweight Kolby Franklin Commits To Iowa Hawkeyes

    Top Upperweight Kolby Franklin Commits To Iowa Hawkeyes

    Oct 31, 2021

    Kolby Franklin, ranked #7 in the nation at 195-pounds and the #41 recruit in the high school class of 2022, has committed to joining the Iowa Hawkeyes.
  13. Hawkeyes Land Ben Kueter As Dual-Sport Commit

    Hawkeyes Land Ben Kueter As Dual-Sport Commit

    Sep 19, 2021

    Four-sport prep star Ben Kueter has committed to both wrestle and play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The high school junior is currently the #4 ranked 220-pounder in the nation.
  14. The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: The Whirlwind To Two World Medals

    The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: The Whirlwind To Two World Medals

    Aug 30, 2021

    The Pulse with Andy Hamilton is a look at the hot topics and interesting takes in wrestling. This week's edition features Braxton Amos' historic performance at the Junior World Championships, remembers the two wrestlers who were killed during Thursday's terrorist attack in Afghanistan and contains a note on a Fargo finalist who picked up a Big Ten football offer this past weekend.